I actually have the black ones at the bottom of the page.
I just bought these Nike Hull shoes online. I will let you know what they are like when I get them.
I don't have any good suggestions. I just wanted to say "get over yourself." It's not like you planned on wearing VFFs to a club or anything, right? Right? So all that leaves is the price tag. Wear them as walking shoes around town and they'll last you a good 3 months. Wear them inside at the gym and who knows, but they're probably a very good investment that way.
Now I'm off to Wimbledon! *whoosh*
Note : their website sizing info is right on the money. I measure between a 42 or a 43 in VFF's; however I am a 10.5 men's US size, which Natasha's call a 44s. I thought the 44 would be too big, but I took their advice and ordered the 44 and they are spot-on.
Never eat anything bigger than your own head.
With my martial art shoes, the heel is not too big but there is not really any flex through it.
Got the Nike Hulls. Very flexible through the sole. Toe box feels a little restrictive but better than my runners. They feel good to run in. Even better for going out in to places where you are expected to wear shoes. I've also ordered a pair of Huarache sandals from invisible shoes to wear out in summer.